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Old 04-29-2013, 10:54 AM   #1
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Power Jack Capacity?

Just got a new to me trailer, heavier than my old one so I want a power jack. Trailer tongue weight will be from 500 to 750 lbs, depending upon load. Jacks are rated at 1500, 2500, lbs etc. I use a weight distribution hitch so questions is: Will the 1500 lbs be enough to lift hitched truck/trailer when installing or removing wd bars? Thanks

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Old 04-29-2013, 04:04 PM   #2
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A lot depends on how far you have to lift the hitch, lifting the hitch and truck to the level the truck was before the trailer was hooked up is only the same as a no truck attached lift, every bit you have to raise past that to get the bars hooked up increases the load . I'd guess at 2500 lbs for your 1/2 ton but if you trade trucks, to say a 3/4 ton, before you trade trailers you might need more. Buying a heaver duty one now is cheeper than buying a second one later.

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Old 04-30-2013, 07:37 PM   #3
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questioned answered

Tech support at Atwood replied within 24 hours and suggested that I use the 3500 # capacity unit
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